Budget-priced Wine Suggestions from thevinochronicles.com
Are you in need of some tasty wine suggestions that won't break your budget? Say less! Here are 4 of my favorite budget-friendly wine suggestions that you can score for under $15.
A little background...
If there’s one thing thevinochronicles.com knows, well, it’s vino. I have sipped wines from California to South Africa and many of places in between. Most recently I spent by birthday at The Biltmore Estate which has the most visited winery in the U.S.
Of course, I have had some of the finest, and not so finest bottles of wine and champagne which makes me the absolute perfect person to share this list with you.
When it comes to choosing wine, it is not always necessary to shop by the price tag. - Rue Hite
And that's on Mary had a little lamb!
In fact, one of the best bottles of wine I’ve ever had was a white Bordeaux that I purchased from a cute little corner store in Paris and it only cost me 3 euros (don’t judge me, it was delicious).
Unfortunately for you, I accidently deleted the picture of that bottle of wine so I can’t share the name of it with you. But, fortunately for you, that wasn’t the only inexpensive bottle of wine I’ve purchased in my life.
The prices I share below are, on average, what I’ve paid for each bottle and varies depending on where and when you purchase them. Typically, you can pick these up at any grocery store with a decent wine selection. All that being said, here is my list of 4 budget friendly wines that you can purchase for less than $15.
1. Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc $12.99
Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc is a classic bottle of wine that tends to be my go-to on a weekday. I absolutely love Sauvignon Blancs, but this one definitely distinguishes itself from your average grocery store purchase. This classic bottle of wine is the perfect balance of fruity and zesty and is very comfortable to sip. Light in taste, it is a great wine to pair with fish or olive oil based pasta dish.
It boasts strong notes of citrus flavors and has a slight berry undertone. Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, this wine simply does not disappoint.
2. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99
So, I have to be honest, it took me years to buy this bottle of wine because to be frank, it was a bit out of my price range for every day sipping. It’s usually priced at around $17 at my local grocery store, and if you can’t tell from the title of this post, I don’t really like spending more than $15 on an everyday bottle of wine.
So, imagine my surprise when I walked into Targe' (Target) and the Josh Cabernet Sauvignon was on sale! I picked it up, took it home, and fell… in … LOVE!
"This wine is juicy, fruity, toasty and well worth the retail price point."
The blackberry and hazelnut notes are coupled with warm vanilla undertones and blended to a perfect balance which is what I love the most. If your dinner consists of any type of red meat, you can’t go wrong with this selection and although it is not priced below $15 every day, it is on a good day. Even at the regular price, it is worth the extra two bucks. Trust me, and thank me later!
3. Chateau St. Michelle Dry Riesling $9.99
This Riesling was the Riesling that made me realize that I didn’t hate all Rieslings!
Before having this wine, I thought that all Rieslings were syrupy sweet and didn’t deserve to grace my palate. After indulging in this wine, I instantly wanted to book a trip to the Chateau St. Michelle Vineyards in the state of Washington and stay there for a week and a half!
This wine is crisp, slightly dry yet, sweet enough for any palette to enjoy. With its white peach, apricot, pear and grapefruit flavors and subtle hint of mineral notes this is a great wine to enjoy with fish, oysters or a light pasta dish. This is the perfect “gifting wine” since I have yet to meet a soul who did not enjoy it and the price point gives you an excellent excuse to purchase two.
One last thing about this wine that impresses me is that it also comes in a regular, dry as well as the Harvest Select Sweet versions which really allows you to choose one most suitable to your liking.
4. AVA Grace Pinot Grigio $9.99
"Zesty and Bright" is how this company describes this bottle of vino and I couldn't agree more. Yes, I love this 10 dollar bottle of wine and I don't care who knows it!
The citrus and pear flavors blended with this varietal is simply delightful. It's the perfect wine for a bar-b-que if you want to buy something in bulk that won't turn the stomachs of your guests. Nothing says "perfect for summer day-drinking" like a bottle of AVA Pinot Grigio at the pool on a sunny day.
Whatever you do, please don't let the price point on this wine stop you from trying it at least once. It is palatable, refreshing and makes me smile on a gloomy day!
So there you have it, my favorite budget-friendly wine suggestions.
Now don't get me wrong, I never shy away from spending top dollar on a bottle of wine, but if it's one thing I've learned from Trader Joe's, you don't always have to spend top dollar every time you want a decent bottle of wine. Don't worry, soon I'll post a list of my bougiest wine selection (balance is everything).
I hope you get a chance to taste them all! Speaking of which, have you tried any of the wines mentioned above? If so comment below on which is your favorite; whether it's from the list above or a different hidden gem, share and share a like!
- Rue Hite